Music News- The CBC announced Sunday it's abruptly ended its relationship with pop culture radio host Jian Ghomeshi. He had been their host of the popular "Q" radio and TV show
“Info came to our attention recently, that in CBC's judgment, precludes us from continuing our relationship' with #JianGhomeshi,'” CBC News Alerts tweeted.
“The CBC is saddened to announce its relationship with Jian Ghomeshi has come to an end,” the CBC said in a statement. “This decision was not made without serious deliberation and careful consideration. Jian has made an immense contribution to the CBC and we wish him well.”
Ghomeshi’s attorney's Dentons Canada LLP, announced their intention to file a lawsuit against the CBC and will look for $50M in damages, and a grievance to get his job back.
“'Whenever a decision is made to end a relationship with an employee, terms of separation are never disclosed. #jianghomeshi,” CBC News Alerts tweeted.
After the announcement came out, the Giller Prize tweeted that Ghomeshi, 47, would not be hosting its November 10th gala.
The announcement comes days after Ghomeshi confirmed he would be taking some time off to deal with personal issues.“. Thanks for all the well wishes, you guys,” he wrote via Twitter On Friday. “I’m ok. Just taking some much needed personal time.”
Earlier this month,Mr Ghomeshi wrote on Facebook his “heart has been broken” following the death of his father.
Ghomeshi joined the CBC in the early 2000s and has interviewed many prominent music and film celebrities over the years